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Bahamians express concern over health insurance scheme

A NATIONAL Health Insurance town hall meeting at the College of the Bahamas last night exposed deep concern and ambivalence among Bahamians about the government’s proposed NHI scheme.

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PM leaves for European visit

PRIME Minister Perry Christie left the country yesterday for several European countries over a 10-day period where he is expected to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and engage in talks with a multinational conglomerate over this country’s business license and real property tax laws.

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Mother’s plea over missing 14-year-old

THE mother of a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday said she now “fears the worst” but is still hoping for the safe return of her “quiet, mannerly baby.”

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Greg Moss MP announces new party formed - and he has been elected leader

MARCO City MP Greg Moss announced last night in the House of Assembly that he recently formed the United Democratic Party in Grand Bahama and has been elected leader of the organisation.

Three denied bail over drugs haul

THREE men were remanded to prison without bail yesterday after being charged in connection with a near $200,000 marijuana seizure.

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BTC to launch TV service next month in Bimini

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company plans to offer superior television services for less the price than what is offered by Cable Bahamas, BTC CEO Leon Williams said yesterday.

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Education minister denies blocking donation to Butler-Turner relief effort

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald denied yesterday that he “blocked” Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner from receiving hurricane relief supplies for her constituency that were donated by officials of Claridge Primary School.

Butler-Turner heads to gender equality conference

SHADOW Minister of Labour and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner left for Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday to attend the Conference on Statelessness and Gender Equality jointly hosted by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of South Africa.